Community meeting to focus on public education in Texas

Sept. 18, 2012 at 4:18 a.m.

Texas public education will take front and center at an upcoming community event.

Crossroads Progressive Women on Monday will host a meeting featuring Save Texas Schools, a coalition aimed at ensuring children statewide are provided a quality, fairly-funded education, according to the Crossroads Progressive Women website.

During the meeting, Allen Weeks, executive director of Save Texas Schools, will discuss the consequences budget cuts have on public schools and how people can help both students and teachers.

The event takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the University of Houston-Victoria Multi-Purpose Room, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St., according to an event news release.

Weeks, who taught for 15 years, has a master's degree in teaching from Duke University and a master's degree in Asian studies from The University of Texas at Austin, according to the website.

With more than 30 years of involvement in school reform, Weeks received the Texas AFT Community Activist of the Year award in 2011 and was recognized by the Texas Education Agency as a Hero of Education.

RSVP to Monday's event at 361-570-4375 or, for more information, visit

To learn more about the Save Texas Schools organization, visit



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